We all know that Halloween is a time for pumpkins, costumes, a few tricks & lots of sweet treats. Our office has put together a quick list of things you can do to help keep your kids (& your own) teeth safe from an invasion of sugar bugs this frightening season. Limit Candy Consumption – […]

App to Help Stop Smoking

A friend told me this joke one time and it stuck with me.  One of my other favorites was “Smoking is the easiest habit in the world to quit.  I have done it 27 times.”  Smoking is a serious public health issue and the challenges to quit are immense.  As a dentist I feel we […]

Tooth sensitivity

Ouch! Why is My Tooth So Sensitive?

Ouch!  Why is my tooth so sensitive??? What causes tooth sensitivity? Tooth wear ➔ Incorrect brushing technique, night grinding, and excessively frequent intake of acidic foods.  Once the protective layers of enamel and dentin become thin, the harmful stimuli can irritate the pulp easily to elicit pain. Dental caries ➔ As decay invades the dentin, […]

Oral Cancer Kills 1 American Every Hour of Every Day

Oral Cancer facts: Strikes 3 times as many victims as Cervical Cancer Just as common as Leukemia Claims more lives than Melanoma (skin cancer) Has been linked to HPV (human papilloma virus) 2/3 of the time detection is too late with only  a 22% 5 year survival rate Detected early, the survival rate increases to […]

Nutritional Information for your Oral Health

Our office is dedicated to helping you keep your teeth for life! Your daily diet routine can help protect not only your body but your oral health as well. Two  infectious  oral  diseases  that  are  directly  influenced  by  diet  and  nutrition  include  periodontal  or  gum  disease and tooth decay or cavities. Nutrient  deficiencies  such  as  […]

Gum Disease

The Most Common Dangerous Disease to Mankind

  What is this disease? 80% of the U.S. population will develop gum disease Without treatment gum disease worsens Insurance statistics identify that less than 5% receive treatment Why is gum disease so important? Your risk for developing: heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and other life threatening diseases increases Bacteria from the mouth are carried […]

The TRUTH About Fluoride

What is fluoride? Fluoride is a product of nature, not a medication. It is a mineral, the 17th most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust. When present at the right level, fluoride has two beneficial effects: preventing tooth decay and contributing to healthy bones. How does fluoride help prevent tooth decay? Topically applied fluoride provides […]

Coffee Drinkers of the World Unite! (…with whiter teeth)

Fifty-four percent of American adults enjoy drinking coffee daily and believe white teeth are not possible with their caffeine habit.  There may be a way to have whiter teeth AND your morning cup of joe.  The answer is cold brewed coffee! What is cold brewed coffee? The process takes 24 hours to extract the coffee […]